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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks
Ajahn Sucitto
As a monk, I bring a strong commitment, along with the renunciate flavor, to the classic Buddhist teachings. I play with ideas, with humor and a current way of expressing the teachings, but I don't dilute them.
2022-11-25 Q&A 58:05
00:33 Can you please explain the significance of the phrase “the four pairs, the eight kinds of noble beings”; 03:11 The suttas talk of a body witness. What does this mean?; 05:10 Are consciousness, awareness and citta the same thing?; 15:13 Can you speak more about the aggregates please – rupa, vedena, sanya, sankara, vinnyana? 24:03 Could you explain context and purpose in relation to sampajañña / clear comprehension? 29:52 What is meant by “mindfulness preceding the object”. Does this precede the knowing of a specific phenomenon? 32:12 Why does the mind often feel it needs to be comfortable in order to settle? Do we need to relinquish this need? 37:51 Sometimes I get the feel g the breath doesn’t want me following it; 41:22 Some teachers suggest experiencing the breath as a concept rather than a physical sensation. Did the Buddha emphasize one over another? 46:45 I have a lot of fear arising and I send it metta-karuna but samadhi seems to make it stronger; 50:27 Pease speak about the hindrance of doubt, particularly self-doubt; 55:25 Can you speak about compassion and emptiness of self.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana
2022-11-25 Bare knowing and release 42:39
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana
2022-11-24 GM - Standing 32:29
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana
2022-11-24 Exploring mindfulness of body 50:40
The four establishments of mindfulness and its sutta history - as well as the Bhikkhunupassaya Sutta - Directed and Undirected Meditation (SN: 47:10). Suttas available here: https://a-buddha-ujja.hu/sn-47.3/en/bodhi) and here https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn47/sn47.010.olen.html
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana
2022-11-23 Open into Awareness 24:45
Humans have an inner quality consciousness, an awareness that is subjective. This awareness is heart or citta and it is a refuge that can be entered for liberation.
Cittaviveka 2022 Online Teaching
2022-11-23 GM - Open into Awareness 19:58
Cittaviveka 2022 Online Teaching
2022-11-22 Survey the landscape-with sympathy 40:05
Steady the heart by not picking up the signs of crisis or anxiety. Instead use the simple and steady body rhythms and signs that hold the heart. Make the heart the priority.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana
2022-11-22 Recollection of kindness and compassion 13:30
In the sensory world, boundaries, signs of separation and comparisons must be experienced. But entering the heart realm, we can experience the boundlessness of the brahma vihara.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana
2022-11-21 Hindrances 60:53
Detecting and clearing the hindrances. (References: SN46.55 available here: https://suttacentral.net/sn46.55/en/bodhi?reference=none&highlight=false)
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana
2022-11-20 The unity of the fine-material realm 48:10
In meditation we open an energy domain with discernable material and immaterial aspects. We meet, widen and soften to this experience, providing a pragmatic healing and protection against life's vicissitudes.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana

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